At the 2017 National First Aid Trainers Conference, a presentation by The Asthma Foundations training manager provided advice regarding the assessment of Asthma management in the first aid units. The assessment of Asthma management skills includes the use of an Asthma puffer and spacer, not simply a simulation whereby the learner places the spacer next…

Have you downloaded the Australian Venom Research Units (AVRU) recent snake bite fact sheet? The AVRU are recommending the use of Setopress High Compression bandages when applying the Pressure Immobilisation Technique. If you haven’t purchased any of these bandages, visit the online trainer store at https://www.nifat.com.au/product/setopress-bandage/ Download the AVRU Snake Bite Fact Sheet

Thank you to Kim for the following question: I wonder if you can clarify something for me? From memory the old ARC Guidelines used to state that we do not defibrillate infants (under 1 year). The new ANZCOR Guideline 7, 4.2 does not clearly say DO NOT use on infants. What is your knowledge and…

Thank you to Judi from Queensland for the following question. As part of first aid training we talk about consent and the need for patients to provide consent (where possible) before first aid is delivered. I understand that consent in not required when the patient is unable to provide this, such as unconsciousness. My question…

  On 31st December 2015 the current Course in First Aid Management of Anaphyalxis (22099VIC)  will expire. This will be replaced with 22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis (equivalent). As this is an accredited course and not a unit of competancy, RTOs will need to apply to ASQA to add this on scope…

Thank you to Murray for submitting the following question: I am having some resistance to viewing personal ID at the beginning of class . How and where do we stand legally asking for this info. I believe we should see ID (drivers licence etc) prior to class beginning. Reply by Angela Mcgregor-Goodwin - RTO Consultant Hi Murray, thank you…